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Evelyn Sue Jones Sheffield

October 4, 1940 — January 23, 2024

Evelyn Sue Jones Sheffield

Evelyn Sue Jones Sheffield, 83, of Ramseur, passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at the Randolph Hospital. 

Evelyn was born in Jackson County on October 4, 1940 to James Leonard Jones, Sr. and Ethel FoxJones. Her first job was a telephone operator. While her husband was in the Navy, she was both Mom and Dad. They moved back to Sylva in 1975. She later owned and operated a restaurant with her husband. Evelyn enjoyed working in her flowers and collecting knick-knacks. She was a good Christian woman who loved the Lord and her family. Evelyn always had a positive outlook, no matter the circumstances. When asked what her biggest accomplishment was, she replied, “My children.”

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Christine Swanson, Annie Nell Crowe, Helen Wooten, and Geneva Humphrey; brothers, James Leonard Jones, Jr., Alex Jones, Grover Jones and Cleasure Jones.

She is survived by her husband, James Clark Sheffield, Sr., of the home; children, James Clark Sheffield, Jr., of Marietta GA and Anesa Brooks and husband, Darin, of Bennett; grandson Wyatt James Brooks, of Bennett; sisters, Ruby Cabe, of Franklin, NC, Mildred Connor of Brevard, NC and Bessie Cogdill and husband, Doyle, of Sylva, NC; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of family and friends.

The funeral will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2024 at Appalachian Funeral Services, in Sylva, NC, with Rev. Don Johnson, Rev. Wayne Sheffield and Rev. Shane Silvers presiding.  The burial will follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens, in Sylva. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 12:00.

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Visitation

Saturday, January 27, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Appalachian Funeral Services

165 Skyland Drive, Sylva, NC 28779

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Funeral Service

Saturday, January 27, 2024

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Appalachian Funeral Services

165 Skyland Drive, Sylva, NC 28779

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Burial

Saturday, January 27, 2024

Fairivew Memorial Gardens

Fairview Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

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